"When you are playing a tournament like IPL or a format like T20, each and every over becomes very important," said Samson on Tuesday (September 29). "When Maxwell was bowling, and offspinner, being a right-handed batsman and I was striking it really well, I just wanted to face the maximum amount of deliveries as possible from him.
I was thinking about hitting three to four sixes in those five or six balls. That is why I didn't take a single. With Rahul Tewatia being a left-hander, at that moment of the innings I thought that was the right decision to take.
I was confident I could hit those sixes." ,as quoted by criccbuzz
Tewatia felt pressure
Tewatia did not have an easy match, he says he felt the pressure and that it affected his game "When I had come in to bat, the situation was quite good because Sanju Samson and Steve Smith got us off to a great start," said Tewatia on the eve of the game against KKR.
"But when I couldn't hit soon after pressure began to build. Sanju was constantly telling me that it was a matter of one hit. After that I'd get the momentum I need so I was waiting for that one hit. I was obviously feeling the pressure."
Yet in the end Tewatia turned into the hero of the match "They had sent me to target the spinners really, but their spinners had bowled really well. Ravi Bishnoi had bowled very well. After that we were looking at the overs and in which over we could hit at the start, we had to make that over big.
I got one in Cottrell's over and then I only thought that I should try and get as many from this over, which will be good for us. "I was thinking of the run-rate and the same things even though I wasn't able to hit then, but I knew once I get one shot, I'll gain some momentum and the next 3-4 overs should be good for us so were closer to victory.
It happened in that game-changing over. I got one shot then got them consistently and we were getting closer to the target." He is pleased with the way the management has reacted to his game